Childhood Incontinence Clinic in Yeshawanthpur

Childhood Incontinence Clinic

Childhood Incontinence Clinic in Yeshawanthpur

Incontinence in children, especially toddlers, is common as they cannot completely control their bladder and often empty it during the day or night. Loss of bladder control is called incontinence or enuresis. It is commonly seen in kids below three of age and may even extend until they are five. 

Girls are mostly seen to control incontinence before boys. The timings of enuresis vary from child to child and some may even continue for more than five years. It can be a frustrating experience for the child and parents. Visit our Childhood Incontinence Clinic in Yeshawanthpur.

There are different types of enuresis seen in children, as listed below,

  • Nocturnal enuresis is night-time enuresis, as it happens during the child's sleeping hours. It is also known as bedwetting and is the most prominent type of enuresis.

  • Diurnal enuresis is daytime enuresis, as it happens during the day. 

  • Primary enuresis is seen when the child cannot express their need to use the toilet.

  • Secondary enuresis is seen as periods of dryness followed by enuresis again. Some kids may not wet their beds at night but cannot control their bladder during the day.

There are many causes due to which a child may face enuresis, although the exact cause varies from child to child. Some night-time causes include the following,

  • Genetical predisposition

  • Anxiety

  • Constipation

  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  • Diabetes Mellitus

  • Hyperactive bladder

  • Lack of Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH) when asleep

  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

  • Tiny bladder size

  • Decreased physical development

  • The urinary tract has structural deficits

  • Profound sleep

  • No feeling of a full bladder

Some probable causes for daytime enuresis include the following,

  • Caffeine in the diet

  • Constipation or hard stools that affect the bladder

  • Urinary tract infection

  • Decreased voiding of the bladder when using the toilet

  • Not using the toilet

  • Anxious moods

  • Obstacles within the urinary tract

  • Overworking bladder

Diagnosis of enuresis is made when the child is taken to the clinic. Some procedures involved in the diagnosis are as follows,

  • Urine analysis

  • Blood tests

  • Physical examination

  • Medical history of the child

  • Liquid intake quantity and types

The doctor may enquire about,

  • The child’s eating habits

  • Family history

  • Colour of the urine

  • If the child faces any obstruction or pain during urinating

  • If the child suffers from periodic constipation

  • Stress factors

  • Blood in the urine

There are many different ways to tackle enuresis in children. They are listed below,

  • Remove caffeine from the child’s diet as it interferes with the urinating pattern.

  • Drinking fewer fluids before bedtime

  •  Waking up the child in the night to void the bladder

  • Training to urinate; maintaining a specific schedule for urinating

  • Medicines that will help increase the ADH levels or soothe the muscles of the bladder

  • Talking to the child or a counselling session with the child 

Some complications that arise from enuresis are emotional stress, uncomfortable feeling leaving the house, an embarrassment in front of friends, etc. Book an appointment at our multi-specialty hospital today. Some practical tips to handle enuresis are listed below,

  • Using a plastic sheet on the bed

  • Not reprimanding the child loudly as it may demotivate them

  • Keeping a change of clothes handy every time you leave the house

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